2013 Toyota Land Cruiser price announced. Starts at $77,955 MSRP image

The base MSRP price for the 2013 Land Cruiser will be $77, patient 955, look the Japanese automaker said on Friday. The MSRP for the 2013 Land Cruiser will go into effect with the start of production on January 6.

Visual changes for the 2013 model begin with new 18-inch aluminum wheels, a redesigned front grille, new HID headlights, and new LED running lights. A new color, Pearl White, joins Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Sonora Gold Pearl, Amazon Green Metallic and black.

Special foam-filled A-pillars and a “bifacial” molding between the windshield and the body both help reduce wind noise, while underneath new panels behind the front bumper and extending under the engine, and behind the rear wheels, help protect the mechanicals when going over rocky terrain.

The Land Cruiser’s 5.7-liter V8 DOHC engine produces 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Ninety percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm, helping make it an outstanding tow vehicle.
Of course, because the Land Cruiser is billed as a true off-road vehicle, driving aids like KDSS (Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System) and Multi-Terrain Select are standard.

Inside, the Land Cruiser will have perforated leather trim with ventilated front seats, a higher gloss wood-grain finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air registers and updated meter-cluster lighting. [more about the 2013 Land Cruiser]